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[movies]Paul Slater 23July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Paul Slater, co-founder of Hampshire Farm, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on July 23, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Paul Slater Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 23, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Paul Slater; veteran; veteran's education; nonviolence; World War Two
Downloads: 12
[movies]Lola Paley-Byron 17Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Lola Paley-Byron is a social worker who was interviewed at the Yiddish Book Center on August 17, 2011. The first half of Lola’s interview focuses on her Polish heritage, how she and her family survived World War II, and the experience of assimilating into American life. Lola describes her parent’s life before they left Warsaw for Bialystok—the trip where her parents were married. Once in Russian territory, Lola’s parents and their family were arrested and sent to Siberia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Lola Paley-Byron; Warsaw
Downloads: 52
[movies]Tuvia Schwartz 18April2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Tuvia Schwartz, a child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on April 18, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tuvia Schwartz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 18, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Immigration; Migration; Israel; Holocaust; Yiddish speaker; Tuvia Schwartz; Poland; Lodz; Germany; Auschwitz
Downloads: 16
[movies]Dana Szeflan-Bell 04Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Dana Szeflan-Bell was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 4, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center inAmherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dana Szeflan-Bell Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, August 4, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; song; singing; Holocaust; World War Two; Soviet Union; Eastern Europe; Dana Szeflan-Bell
Downloads: 157
[movies]Tania Horn 05Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Tania Horn was interviewed on August 5, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tania Horn Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, August 5, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Canada; Israel; Tania Horn
Downloads: 19
[movies]Israel Milkow 18June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Israel Milkow, Retired IT professional, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on June 18, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Israel Milkow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, June 18, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Anti-Semitism; Shtetl; World War Two; Israel Milkow
Downloads: 5
[movies]Diana Cohen 25Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Diana Cohen, a social worker, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 25, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Diana Cohen Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 25, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Diana Cohen; Childhood; Newspapers; Press; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish Identity; Family traditions; Zionism; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Love; Relationships
Downloads: 8
[movies]Steffen Krogh 17Dec2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Steffen Krogh, professor of German linguistics at Aarhus University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 17, 2012 at AJS in Chicago, IL. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Steffen Krogh Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, AJS 2012 Chicago, December 17, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Western Europe; United States; Jewish community; Steffen Krogh; Denmark; New York City; Mordkhe Schaechter; 1990's; 2000's; Satmar; haredi; hasidism; ultra-orthodox; linguistics
Downloads: 6
[movies]Ingrid 17oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Ingrid, an 81-year-old woman from Germany, started with her childhood in the 1930s, in a town called Eschwege. An only child, she grew up in a somewhat secular Jewish home, surrounded by more religious extended family. Ingrid always wanted to go to New York. She talked a bit about Kristallnacht in her town; her home was not destroyed but some of her friends' homes/businesses were. Ingrid was on a Kindertransport train to Sweden...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Holocaust; Western Europe; United States; Travel; Other Jewish languages; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Germany; Eschwege; Kristallnacht; Kindertransport; Sweden; New York City; German; English; ghetto; Auschwitz; 1944; letters; stockings; gold; correspondance; Worchester; Massachusetts; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 102
[movies]Fran Saed 25feb2010 Yiddish Book Center
Fran Saed, longtime resident of New York’s Jewish community, was interviewed by Aaron Lansky on February 25, 2010, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Fran discusses her childhood and family connections to the Jewish communities of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Far Rockaways (Queens) beginning in the 1930s. She provides an account of her two-year attendance at kheyder (Jewish religious school) and her tzedakah (charity) collections for the Tabor Home for Tuberculosis i...
Keywords: Harlem; calf tongue; calf brains; Jewish food; shul; Bronx; Rockaways; kheder; Yiddish; air conditioning; Far Rockaway; kosher; Intervale Jewish Center; Holocaust survivor; 1948; 1930s; World War Two; plane spotter; Roosevelt; Jewishness in politics; Israel; newspapers; Yiddish curses and sayings; shul; Jewishness then; Jewishness today; florist; Amherst; Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 63
[movies]Florence Schumacher 16july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Florence talks of growing up in Winnepeg, Manitoba in Canada to immigrant parents. Her father arrived in Canada from what was then Rumania, present day Maldova, as a Yeshiva bocher, in 1927. He spent one year working as an itinerant Hebrew teacher in the southern farming communities of Manitoba. After he moved to the city (Winnepeg), he was very involved in the socialist/communist movement and especially union organizing...
Keywords: Winnipeg; communism; garment industry; grocery story; communist education; father; disillusionment; parental tension; dual education; feeling like an outsider; jewish involvement; jewish identity; old country; rediscovering relatives; world war two; Holocaust; gender egalitarian relationship; Steinberg humor; college; escaping jewish background; returning to jewish culture; humanist temple; raising children; foundation of Israel; Yiddish today; antisemitism; Boston area; Massachusetts
Downloads: 62
[movies]Christa Whitney 12oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
The interview was lovely. First Christa talked about where she grew up in the Bay Area in California and then she talked about her family background. She talked about being raised in a half-Catholic, half-atheist home and about her mother's Lithuanian and Irish heritage. She talked about going to Church as a young child but then eventually sort of drifting from religion as she no longer felt like a believer...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Dance; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Travel; Smith College; Justin Cammy; oral history
Downloads: 124
[movies]Boris Rubenstein 15May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Boris Rubenstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Boris Rubinstein, child and adolescent psychiatrist, grew up in Mexico City, Mexico. He explained that both his father and mother immigrated from Eastern Europe—Poland and Ukraine—to Mexico City. His father left Eastern Europe as a teenager, while his mother left as a young child, both following family members across the ocean...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Mexico; Boris Rubenstein
Downloads: 54
[movies]Liba Augenfeld 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Liba Augenfeld- Vilna-native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Liba Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish language; Literature; Education; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Urban; Anti-Semitism; Advice; song; singing; Holocaust; Jewish education; Zionism; Western Europe; Liba Augenfeld; Chaim Grade; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Poland; Bund; Warsaw; Lodz; Spanish Civil War; Polish; Russian; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Montreal; Talking Books Project; Abraham Karpinowitz; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Partisan; Vilna Ghetto
Downloads: 19
[movies]Michael Steinlauf 19december2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Michael Steinlauf is an Associate Professor of History at Gratz College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Steinlauf is the only child of Polish Holocaust survivors who survived, in hiding, on Polish soil. (Only about 50-70,000 Jews survived on Polish soil.) His parents were both from Warsaw; his mother went to the University of Warsaw and taught history before she went into hiding. His father was in the Warsaw Ghetto through the great deportation, and then went underground...
Keywords: peretz; diaspora nationalism; poland; polish jews; coney island; krakow jewish cultural festival; teaching; academia; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish teaching; yiddish learning; yiddish revival and activism; immigration; place; career and professional life; jewish professions; scholarship; holocaust; world war two; education; israel; eastern europe; united states; politics and political movements; transmission; roots/heritage; anti-semitism; jewish community; urban; shtetl; travel; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project
Downloads: 145
[movies]Miriam Bienstock 17nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Bienstock, co-founder of the record label Atlantic Records, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She often frequented the Yiddish theatre, and Yiddishkeyt was an integral part of her childhood experience. Miriam reflects on the difficulties of being a female executive in the 40s and 50s, and tells stories of the celebrities she was friends with over her lifetime. Finally, Miriam shares her observations on how Jewish culture has changed over her lifetime...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Music; Theater; Dance; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Atlantic Records; Elvis Presley; Isadore Duncan
Downloads: 107
[movies]Allen Katz 7August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Allen Katz, former student at the Yiddish Folk Shule in the Wynnefield neighborhood of Philadelphia, was interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone on August 7, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Allen was born in Philadelphia to parents from Ukraine and Romania. His first exposure to Yiddish came from his grandmother, who lived with them and spoke only Yiddish in the home. Later, Allen's mother insisted that he attend the Wynnefield Folk Shule so that he could learn formal Yiddish grammar...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Theater; song; singing; Radio; Literature; Books; Poetry; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Rosh Hashanah; Eastern Europe; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Shtetl; Allen Katz; Wingdale; West Philadelphia; Arbetter Ring; Folkschule; 1940's; cultural Jew
Downloads: 26
[movies]Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology
Downloads: 102
[movies]Efim Chorny 23August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Efim Chorny begins his interview detailing his family heritage. His mother and her family were from Moldova and his father’s family were from Czechoslovakia. Efim grew up in Kishinev. As a child, Efim knew that his parents and grandparents spoke Yiddish, but living in the Soviet Union, he spoke mostly Russian. The first portion of the interview goes over in detail what it meant to be Jewish in Soviet Russia, as Efim describes the ways his grandparents and parents tried to observe holidays...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Rural; Moldova; communism; socialism; KlezKanada; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 76
[movies]Wyman Brent 01Aug2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Wyman Brent was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 1, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Wyman Brent Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, August 1, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/WymanBrendt01aug2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Transmission; Jewish community; Travel; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Love/Relationships; Yiddish Book Center; Books; Film; San Diego; Virginia; Vilnius; Vilne; Vilna; Lithuania; Germany; Anti-racism; History; Wyman Brendt; 1990s; Al Jolson; Aaron Lansky; Vilnius Jewish Public Library; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 46
[movies]Bina Addes 4Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Bina Addes, Wexler Oral History Project Oral Historian and child of Holocaust survivors, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on October 4, 2012 in Amherst, MA. Bina was born in 1947 in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, where she spent the first couple years of her life. Her parents were both from Poland and each lost members of their immediate families before and during the Holocaust; Bina's maternal grandfather was killed in a pogrom when her mother was two years of age...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; World War Two; Germany; Poland; Jewish Community of Amherst; JCA; Holocaust; World Was II; Zionism; Second Generation; Conservative; Reconstructionist; Bina Addes
Downloads: 4
[movies]Leo Weitzman 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Leo Weitzman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leo Weitzman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Applebaum-Driker Theater, July 13, 2011...
Keywords: Leo Weitzman; Germany; New York City; NYC; DP Camps; Displaced Persons Camps; Siberia; Poland; Warsaw; Munich; Warsaw Jewish Choir; 1950s; Western Europe; United States; Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Holocaust; Yiddish speaker; World War Two; Newspapers; Music; Theater; song; singing; Purim; Yiddish language; Other languages; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 18
[movies]Tine Kindermann 30December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Tine Kindermann grew up in Berlin, West Germany. She lived in a suburban area that was quiet and filled with greenery. Her parents had also grown up in Berlin during the war. Tine went to elementary school near her home, but her high school was in a different part of Berlin. Following high school, Tine held a three year apprenticeship where she began to develop her skills as an artist. In 1988 Tine went to a free outdoor 8 week world music festival in Berlin...
Keywords: Tine Kindermann; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Klezmer; Music; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Jewish community; Anti-Semitism; Roots/heritage; Transmission; United States; Western Europe; German; Germany
Downloads: 56
[movies]Diane Cypkin 8August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Diane Cypkin, a performer and professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts at Pace University, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 8, 2013, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Diane describes her parents’ lives in Lithuania and the vibrancy of pre-war Jewish life in Kovno (modern-day Kaunas). When the Soviets invaded Lithuania as part of their agreement with Nazi Germany, Diane’s father, a manufacturer of children’s clothing, conspired with his own workers t...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; song; singing; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Shtetl; Kovno; Lithuania; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 31
[movies]Anna Stusser 18July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Anna Stusser was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Stusser Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 18, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Anna Stusser; Steiner Summer Program; Germany; German; Washington; Olympia WA; Bat Mitzvah; I.B. Singer; Clark University; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Books; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Western Europe; Family history; stories about ancestors; Summer camp; Travel; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Other languages
Downloads: 46
[movies]Gunther Rice 13December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Gunther Rice, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2012 in Glencoe, IL. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Gunther Rice Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Glencoe, IL, December 13, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Latin America; Love/Relationships; Gunther Rice; Hamburg; Germany; German; Natan Fruchter; 1930s; Lwow; Poland; Kindertransport; Cardiff; Wales; London; England; Argentina; Letter Writing; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 24
[movies]Eva Brown 31January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Eva Brown was interviewed on January 31, 2012 by Sandra Rubin at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Holocaust; World War Two; Western Europe; United States; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Education; Career and Professional Life; Music; Summer camp; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Other languages; Jewish education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Eva Metzger-Brown; Eva Brown; Child Survivor; Psychology; Psychologist; Trauma; Germany; France; Kristallnacht; Casablanca; New York City; Manhattan; Queens; Amherst MA; Jewish Community of Amherst; 1930s; 1940s; German; French; Hadassah; Bat Mitzvah; Divorce; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 27
[movies]Fred Irving 16February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Fred Irving was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 16, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Fred Irving spends the first half of his interview describing his time as a prisoner of war (POW) during World War II. Fred volunteered to be a navigator in the air corps of the US military. While on a mission to bomb a synthetic oil field, his plane was shot down over Hungary. Fred managed to parachute out of the plane and survived, only to endure more horrors...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Advice; Religion and ritual; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Assimilation; Soviet Union; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish community; Travel; Fred Irving; Air Force; Prisoner of War; Military; General Patton; Army; 1940s; Unitarianism; Brown University; Providence RI; Rhode Island; Tuskegee Airmen; Navigator; British; German; Nuremberg; Bar Mitzvah; Jamaica; Hungary; Germany; Iceland; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 51
[movies]Anita Barlow 10October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Anita Barlow was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 10, 2013, in Edmond, Oklahoma. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anita Barlow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Edmond, Oklahoma, October 10, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Soviet Union; United States; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Rural; Jewish community; Kazakhstan; Paris; France; Oklahoma City; Oklahoma; HIAS; Forverts; Jewish Daily Forward; 1940s; 1950s; 2010s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 13
[movies]Peter Sokolow 5December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 5, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Peter had a secular upbringing in Brooklyn. His father was a piano teacher while his mother was what he calls an "armchair communist." Peter speaks of his parents as highly assimilated and describes how growing up he had very little exposure to Yiddish culture and music...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Jewish resorts; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Love; Relationships; Brooklyn; New York; New York City; Catskills; Dave Tarras; Hankus Netsky; Frank London; Michael Winegrad; Henry Sapoznik; Klez Kamp; Klez Kanada; YIVO; McCarthy Era; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1980s; communism; Hasidism; hadisim; orthodox; club date; wedding; yontef; simkhe; simcha; piano; clarinet; jazz saxophone; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 20
[movies]Julius Menn 30Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Julius Menn was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on March 30, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Julius was born in the Danzig area in 1929, and he talks about his early years there. Danzig was an independent, liberal enclave on the Baltic Sea (surrounded by Poland and Germany), created by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. Julius' father was a businessman from a Hasidic background in Russia...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Anti-Semitism; World War Two; Hebrew; Books; Julius Menn; Danzig; Warsaw; Vilna; Tel Aviv; Berkeley CA; Goan of Vilna; Victor Hugo; Charles Dickens; Haganah; Tarbut Schools; University of California Berkeley; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1970s; 2012s; Haganah; Chasidic; Hasidic; Mitnagdim; Bialystok; Polish; German; Kabbalah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 28
[movies]Emile Karafiol 14December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Emile Karafiol, attorney, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Emile Karafiol Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, Illinois, December 14, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/EmileKarafiol14december2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date acces...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Western Europe; Canada; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; World War Two; Emile Karafiol; Chicago; Warsaw; Poland; Paris; Lisbon; Lisboa; France; Portugal; Bund; Yiddishism; Montreal; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Chaim Grade; I.B. Singer; Warsaw Cemetery Project; Spertus Museum
Downloads: 22
[movies]Shimon Alperovitch 31July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Shimon Alperowitch, head of the Jewish community in Vilna (Vilnius) and Lithuania, was interviewed by oral historian Christa Whitney, in Vilna, on 31/7/2012. The shrayber is Sara Davolt. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Shimon Alperowitch was born in Vilna (Vilnius) in 1928, during the Polish occupation of Lita. His mother came from a prominent Jewish family in Lita (Lithuania) called Strashun...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Other languages; Eastern Europe; Jewish education; Holocaust; Jewish Identity; Yiddish speaker; Hebrew; Theater; Literature; Jewish community; World War Two; Soviet Union; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Synagogue; shul; temple; Shimon Alperovitch; Lithuania; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Kovno; Lithuanian; Polish; Russian; Strashun Library; Yiddish Folks Theater; Lithuania Culture Congress; Sholem Aleichem School; Sholem Aleichem; Chaim Grade; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Lithuanian Jewish Community
Downloads: 61
[movies]Iosif Lakhman 30October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Iosif Lakhman was interviewed on October 30, 2013 by Aaron Lansky in Brighton, Massachusetts. This interview is conducted in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Iosif Lakhman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Aaron Lansky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Brighton, Massachusetts, August 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Hannukah; Jewish education; Soviet Union; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish holidays; Theater; Newspapers; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish scene; Yiddish language; Childhood; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Old Country; Press; Synagogue; shul; temple; United States; Shtetl; Iosif Lakhman; Ukraine; Dunaivitsi; Dinovitz; Itzik Feffer; Kaddish; Ukrainian; Russian; Yiddish Forverts; Memoirs; Army; Moscow; Boston; Peretz Markish; Golda Meir; Army; Military
Downloads: 33
[movies]Paul Kaye 28July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Paul Kaye, who helped rescue survivors of the Holocaust and fought in Israel’s War of Independence, was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on July 28, 2011, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Paul begins by describing his family background. His father, whose original family name was Kamenetsky, came from Odessa and his mother from Lemberg (also known as Lwow or Lviv). They met on the Lower East Side of New York City...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; United States; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Education; Transmission; Urban; Israel; Food and culinary traditions; Yiddish Book Center; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Paul Kaye; New York City; Navy; 1940s; 1990s; Long Island; Queens NY; Temple Hillel Long Island; Haganah; Bronx; Bar Mitzvah; Hatikvah (ship); Cyprus; UJA Federation; American Veterans of Israel
Downloads: 40
[movies]Jean Baumgarten 2December2011 - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Professor Jean Baumgarten is the Director of Research at Centre de Recherches Historiques in Paris, France. This interview took place at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 2010. Professor Baumgartenâs family traces its origins back to the Alsace region; he comes from a family of horse dealers and leather merchants. His family came to Paris in the 19th Century...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Travel; Alsace; Paris; France; Medem Library; Bodleian Library; Oxford University; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; Alexander Jansky; Leon Poliakov; Jacob Mazor; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 92
[movies]Harvey Horn 15July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Harvey Horn was interviewed on July 15, 2011 by Hillary Ossip at the Yiddish Book Center. Harvey Horn’s interview begins with a brief overview of his family’s history with details about his maternal grandparent’s immigration from Russia and his paternal family’s move from Poland. Harvey recalls a trip to his paternal grandparent’s home town in Poland; a trip that took them to an abandoned area with only a blue and white door standing in memory of the six thousand Jews that were killed...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Borough Park; Brooklyn; Orthodox; Bragin- shtetl; Pearl Harbor; Army Cadet; fifteenth air force; Goldfish- Silver Boot; 1942; B-17; Prisoner of War (POW); Berga- Concentration camp; Italy; Germany; Harry Truman; PTSD; Shabbat; Passover; socialist; Coney Island; Dalhart; Texas; Family history and stories re. ancestors; World War Two; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Western Europe; United States; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Shtetl; Travel; Jewish holidays; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Holocaust; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Harvey Horn
Downloads: 36
[movies]Miriam Koral 14October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Miriam Koral, Yiddish cultural activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 14, 2013 in Venice, California. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Miriam was born in Tel Aviv and raised in a Yiddish-speaking home in New York City. She came back to the language as an adult when she participated in the Yiddish Book Center's intensive summer program. She credits the program with inspiring her to begin her activism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Transmission; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Oxford; England; Los Angeles; California; Dovid Katz; Sibell Beuder; Oxford Yiddish Summer Program; Yiddishkayt LA; Vilnius Yiddish Institute
Downloads: 37
[movies]Herb Molin 06Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herbert (Herb) Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York and a staunch believer in the importance of Yiddishkeit, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Herb’s mother was from Ukraine and his father was from Poland. Both were born into religious families but discarded religion and adopted secular Yiddishkeit, which Herb still strongly espouses...
Keywords: Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Politics and political movements; Books; Jewish education; Education; Summer camp; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Israel; Hebrew; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Theater; Urban; United States; Advice; Career and Professional Life; Herb Molin; IWO; International Workers Order; Freiheit; Der Tog; Sholem Aleichem; IWO Shule; Great Depression; Camp Kinderland; Progressive Party; Henry Wallace; 1930s; 1940s; Father Charles Coughlin; Vito Marcantonio; Queens College; New York City; Astoria; NYC; Barack Obama; Peekskill; Paul Robeson; 1950s; 1960s; Bar Mitzvah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 38
[movies]Rose Bergman 10Aug2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Rose Bergman was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Rose, a former teacher, recounts growing up in Poland after the Holocaust, her years in Israel, and finally her immigration to and life in the United States. Rose describes how both her parents fled the Nazi advance into Poland by escaping into the Soviet Union, where they struggled to survive. She recounts how after the war her parents returned to Poland, taking up residency in Lodz - where Rose was bor...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; World War Two; Urban; Theater; Radio; Other languages; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Education; Rose Bergman; 1940s; Poland; Ringelblum Archives; Lodz; Yad Vashem; New York City; NYC; Ellis Island; Dallas TX; John F. Kennedy; Six Day War; Bronx; Hunter College; Columbia University; Aaron Lansky; Outwitting History; YIVO; Curses; Never Forget To Lie; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 79
[movies]Hans Herda 26March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Hans Herda, retired math professor and Yiddish Book Center volunteer, was interviewed by Sara Israel on March 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hans Herda Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sara Israel, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 26, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; World War Two; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Hebrew; Hans Herda; Germany; Berlin; Detroit; Kyoto Japan; Rehovot Israel; 1940s; Conversion; Christmas; Easter; 1950s; 1960s; Comics; Wayne State University; Mathematics; German; IL Peretz; Kashrut; Kosher; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 19
[movies]Leonard Nimoy 15Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)
Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2013.  Parts of this interview are in Yiddish, subtitled in English.To see produced shorts based on this interview, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/Leonard-Nimoy. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; song; singing; Press; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; West End; Boston; Massachusetts; Los Angeles; California; Russia; Ukraine; Maurice Schwartz; Janet Hadda; 1930s; 19940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; orthodox; Star Trek; Spock; Vulcan; science fiction
Downloads: 455
[movies]Albert Berkowitz 13october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Albert Berkowitz was a docent at the Yiddish Book Center for ten years. He began by talking about his family, especially his grandmother (the only of that generation he ever knew) from Rumania. He described how his grandmother came to Staten Island with her children (some by marriage - she had three husbands, all of whom she outlived - and some her own) after selling all of her assets after her third husband died...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Washington; D.C; Classical music; philharmonic; New York City; U.S. Maritime service; docent; English tutor; Tibet; literacy; mamaliga; Ploesti; Rumania; grandmother; kosher; shabbes; chorus; Young at Heart
Downloads: 61
[movies]Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman z"l, Yiddish poet and educator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland.  This interview is entirely in Yiddish.To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Beyle Schaechter Gottesman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 26, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish speaker; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; Holocaust; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; America; United States; Childhood; Other languages; song; singing; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Family traditions; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish scene; Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Literature; Books; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Transmission; Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman; Bella Schaechter-Gottesman; Vienna; Czernowitz; Eliezer Shteynbarg; Bainbridge Avenue; Bronx; New York; New York City; Sholem Aleichem School; Yitskhok Nakhmen Steinberg; Yitskhok Nakhmen Shteynberg; Frayland Lige; Yidish Lige; Yiddishism; Yiddishist
Downloads: 238
[movies]Sara Kruzansky 12June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Sara Kruzansky, teacher of Jewish History, grew up in Chicago. Her parents, from a shtetl and a village in Poland, met in Warsaw, where they were married before her father moved to the U.S. at age 20 to avoid being drafted into the tsarist Russian army. He participated in the Gaviston movement, a push to move Jewish immigrants to places other than New York City. After a few years in various cities in the Midwest, her father, shoemaker by trade, followed the garment industry to Chicago...
Keywords: Chicago; Poland; Ukraine; Rumania; Russia; Warsaw; New York City; Danbury; CT; Roosevelt; Ben-Gurion; American Jewish Committee?; YIVO; 1930s; 1940s; 1970s; Sara Kruzansky; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 32
[movies]Leo Summergrad 3October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Leo Summergrad is 88 years old and was born in the Bronx to immigrant parents with whom he spoke in Yiddish. Leo's parents were garment workers and his father was a union organizer who would later be blacklisted due to his leftist politics. His family had no radio at home until he was ten so his family and neighbors sang Yiddish songs constantly. Since then Leo has maintained a lifelong love of Yiddish folksongs and has amassed a stunning collection of recordings of 2,300 distinct Yiddish songs ...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Press; Radio; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); World War Two; Music; Immigration; Migration; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Newspapers; Theater; Jewish community; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish education; United States; IWO Shule; Camp Kinderland; Bronx; Leo Summergrad; White Russia; The Freiheit; Der Tog; Garment Industry; 1920s. 1930s; 1950s; New York City; Okinawa; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 32
[movies]Ellsworth Al Rosen 6February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Ellsworth Al Rosen was interviewed on February 6, 2012 by Christa Whitney at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Music; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Shtetl; Travel; Ellsworth Al Rosen; Der Tog; Library; Jewish Federation; Kol Nidre; Austria; Germany; France; Strudel; Connecticut; New Haven CT; New Britain CT; Chaim Grade; American Friends of Hebrew University; Facing History Facing Ourselves; Great Depression; Spanish Civil War; Conservative; GI; Infantry; Dachau; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 20
[movies]Philip Reinish 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Philip Reinish, a former union organizer, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Philip grew up in a working class community in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. In his interview, he speaks of attending Hebrew school as a boy and davening the Saturday morning service for children. Though he later came to identify as a non-believer, Philip says that his Jewish identity has determined his entire path in life...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Feminism; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Philip Reinish; Camp Lakeland; Camp Kinderland; New York City; Brighton Beach; Tonawanda; Vietnam; Laos; Cambodia; Austria; Russia; Michael Moore; Barry Goldwater; Paul Robeson; Harry Belafonte; Jewish Cultural School of Nassau; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Great Depression; Communism; Socialism; Anti-Fascism; Civil Rights; Feminism; Secularism; Atheism; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Arnold Friedmann 08Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Arnold Friedmann, Emeritus Professor of interior design at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1925 into a bourgeois German-Jewish family. Arnold's parents both came from solidly middle-class backgrounds, although he claims that his mother was "more" middle-class. Arnold attended the reform Gymnasium (high school) in Nuremberg, where he was the first in his class...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Literature; Books; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; Arnold Friedmann; Nuremberg; Jerusalem; Tel Aviv; Palestine; Egypt; Fuerth; New York City; Amherst MA; Freiburg; Finland; Henry Kissinger; Sholem Aleichem; I.B. Singer; I.L. Peretz; Mendele Moykher Sforim; Aaron Lansky; Royal Army Ordinance Corps; University of Massachusetts; Pratt Institute; Adolph Hitler; 1930s; 1940s; Liberal; Reform; 2000s; Habonim; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 33
[movies]Henry Slucki 15January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Henry was born in Paris and later escaped on a boat with other Jewish children from Portugal. He began to learn Yiddish in the United States when he stayed with a great aunt and uncle while his parents waited for entry visas from Cuba. Henry moved to Los Angeles in 1949 and has been involved in local Yiddish circles ever since...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Dance; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Other languages; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Career and Professional Life; Henry Slucki; Paris; France; Barcelona; Spain; Montauban; New York City; Cuba; California; Los Angeles; Itzik Manger; Sholem Community Organization; Child Survivors of the Holocaust Organization; Yiddishkayt LA; California Institute of Yiddish Language and Culture; Camp Kinderland; Yidish Kinder Teater; Yiddish Children's Theater; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 2000s; Communism; Communist Party; Hitler-Stalin Pact; Spanish; French; Secular; Veltlekh; Doikayt; Esperanto
Downloads: 26
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